- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) - A tugboat that capsized and sank on the flood-swollen San Jacinto River near Houston has been located but high water from recent rains will delay raising the vessel.

A Coast Guard spokesman said Friday that the agency has approved a salvage plan for the Ricky J Leboeuf, which flipped on Tuesday while working with some barges. One crewmember was killed while four others survived being dumped into the water.

Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick says swift currents from recent rains have prevented divers from attaching equipment to raise the tug. An anchor has been placed on the submerged tugboat to prevent fast-moving water from sending the vessel into the Houston Ship Channel.

Kendrick says barges fitted with cranes will raise the tugboat when the water is calmer.

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